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The Resource Alvin P. Hovey letter

Alvin P. Hovey letter

Label
Alvin P. Hovey letter, 1888 Nov. 13
Title
Alvin P. Hovey letter
Inclusive dates
1888 Nov. 13
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The collection contains a letter written by Alvin P. Hovey to Isabelle de la Hunt in response to a kind letter she sent him while he was in the U.S. House of Representatives. Hovey was a friend of her son
Biographical or historical data
Alvin Peterson Hovey was born on September 6, 1821, near Mount Vernon, Posey County, Indiana. He began practicing law after being admitted to the bar in 1842. He was commissioned as a first lieutenant in 1846 to serve in the Mexican War. In 1850, he was a delegate to the Indiana Constitutional Convention. Hovey served as a circuit judge (1851-1854); Indiana Supreme Court justice (1854); and U.S. district attorney (1856-1858). When the Civil War began, he was commissioned by Governor Morton as colonel of the 24th Regiment, Indiana Volunteers. He served throughout the war, receiving promotions to brigadier general of Volunteers and brevetted major general of Volunteers. Following the war, he became U.S. Minister to Peru and held that post until his resignation in 1870. He returned to Indianapolis to resume his law practice. Hovey served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1887 to 1889. He resigned from Congress after being elected Governor of Indiana. He died in office on November 23, 1891, in Indianapolis.
Cataloging source
ISL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1821-1891
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hovey, Alvin P.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Hovey, Alvin P.
  • United States
  • Lawyers
  • Judges
  • Legislators
  • Governors
  • Hovey, Alvin P.
  • United States
  • Governors
  • Judges
  • Lawyers
  • Legislators
  • Indiana
  • United States
Label
Alvin P. Hovey letter
Link
https://archives.isl.lib.in.us/repositories/2/resources/2252
Instantiates
Note
Processed by: Christina Baich, February 2006. Finding aid revised: Brittany Kropf, 11/06/2015
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
17552351
Extent
1
Governing access note
The collection is open for research use
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Ownership
Conway Baker, 31 January 1968.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn247211843
  • (OCoLC)247211843
Terms governing use
Permission to reproduce, exhibit, or publish material in this collection must be obtained from the Manuscript Section, Indiana State Library. Possession of a reproduction from an Indiana State Library collection does not constitute permission for use.
Type of unit
folder
Label
Alvin P. Hovey letter
Link
https://archives.isl.lib.in.us/repositories/2/resources/2252
Note
Processed by: Christina Baich, February 2006. Finding aid revised: Brittany Kropf, 11/06/2015
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
17552351
Extent
1
Governing access note
The collection is open for research use
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Ownership
Conway Baker, 31 January 1968.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn247211843
  • (OCoLC)247211843
Terms governing use
Permission to reproduce, exhibit, or publish material in this collection must be obtained from the Manuscript Section, Indiana State Library. Possession of a reproduction from an Indiana State Library collection does not constitute permission for use.
Type of unit
folder

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